Baldwin City, Kan. — Melinda Hipple, a Baker University creative writing major from Baldwin City, Kan., won an essay prize while studying abroad at Harlaxton College during the fall semester.

Hipple, a creative writing major, was honored for her competition manuscript, “The Dust of Other Stars,” which consisted of the opening chapters of a novel for young adults. The award is granted each semester to a student who has excelled in academic endeavors and produced a piece of academic work or writing worthy of celebration.

Since 1989, Baker has sent 499 students to study abroad at Harlaxton, recently ranked as the most desirable study abroad opportunity by Best College Reviews.

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